|Yes, I do all my own stunts!|
Whew. It is seriously crazy right now. My Stampin' Up! world has, in no particular order:
- Retirement List
- New Catalogue excitement
- last month for the Occasions Mini
- a colour refresh
-new inkpad styles
- a new catalogue Launch on 17th June 2018
-a broken ankle. Wait, what?
A couple of weeks ago I was hosting a lovely young friend of my daughter to stay with us to compete in a national fencing competition which was being held in my city. Not only was I hosting, I had also volunteered to help the canteen over the three day event. The very first evening our guest was staying I managed to slip on our polished wood floor while I was chasing our naughty dog who had a shoe in his mouth (his favourite game). I was sure I'd just sprained my ankle, and was given first aid from my daughter (who is a nursing and paramedics student), and went to bed. The next morning, after looking at the impressive swelling, I thought "hmmm. Maybe I should get an X-ray?" And of course, it turns out I'd managed to give myself a spiral fracture. So, that was it as far as my volunteering on the canteen, or even watching the girls compete. Couch with my leg up and no weight bearing at all for two weeks was the Doctor's order. No driving for at least 6 weeks.
|My view the past 3 weeks|
I'm fortunate that I already work a flexible job from home, so I didn't have to take any time off and truthfully it's been wonderful to have the distraction. I've been grateful I don't have to try to navigate public transport and the city on crutches. After all, my lack of co-ordination is how this happened in the first place!
The main downside insofar as my Stampin' Up! job is concerned, is that my craft room is downstairs - and I cannot get into it at present. My children have been bringing this upstairs in a piecemeal fashion but its quite frustrating!
This experience was probably meant to teach me patience. And delegation. And not to chase the stupid dog.
Three weeks on I'm in an attractive moon boot which I can remove for showers and to give my leg some fresh air each day, so progress is being made, albeit slower than I'd like.
Now, about the other exciting Stampin' Up! stuff:
Colour Revamp. Can you believe it's been about 5 years since the last colour revamp?
What do you think? Recognise any returning In Colours? Welcome back, Mossy Meadow, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, and Blackberry Bliss!
Have to say I like the look of Soft Sea Foam, it reminds me of Pistachio Pudding. Merry Merlot reminds me a little of the Pomegranite colour we had a few years back.
As for the retiring colours, I think I'll miss Marina Mist (though Balmy Blue looks close) and Wild Wasabi (Granny Apple Green looks OK as a brighter substitute) the most, and I was surprised to realise I used to use Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke all the time, but haven't used them in ages. I suppose that it's a sign they aren't fashionable any more.
New ink pad style. Did you know that manufacturing moulds expire? I didn't. The old case’s manufacturing mould was about to expire. A mould can only be used a limited number of times before it needs to be replaced, so Stampin' Up! chose to improve it instead of just replacing the old style.
The new cases have the following improvements: